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Episode 309: Liberace

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The Muppet Show
Guest Liberace
Production April 11-13, 1978
Releases Season 3
Best of the Muppet Show

Sam the Eagle disapproves of Liberace's concert.

309 birds

Liberace decides to perform an entire "concert for birds" in the second half of the show, while Gonzo is determined to get his tap-dancing chickens into the act.



  • In an interview on Muppet Central, Steve Whitmire remembered, "The first time I ever did a speaking part, I was doing a guard that was outside Liberace’s dressing room door. Jim gave me this part to do, to try me in a speaking role, and I was terrible." Although Whitmire cites this as his first speaking role, he did perform Winky Pinkerton and a couple of speaking whatnots in episode 308 which was taped one week earlier.


  • Nickelodeon: The scene prior to Fletcher Bird's appearance (after the Greek number) and Gonzo talking to the security guard are cut.



Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Scooter, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Floyd Pepper, Janice, Gladys, the Swedish Chef, Statler and Waldorf, the Newsman, Fletcher Bird, Alfredo the Mop Dancer, Pigs, Security Guard, Forcryingoutloud Bird, Piano

Background Muppets:

Hildegard the Mop Dancer, Ohreally Bird, Righton Bird, Whaddayasay Bird, Youknow Bird, Bird Dancers, Gawky Birds, Seagulls, Winky Pinkerton, Camilla, Chickens, Goat, Canary, Harold, Link Hogthrob, Annie Sue Pig


Jim Henson as Kermit the Frog, the Swedish Chef, Rowlf, Link Hogthrob, Waldorf, the Newsman and Piano
Frank Oz as Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Animal and Sam the Eagle
Jerry Nelson as Camilla, Floyd Pepper, Forcryingoutloud Bird and Pig
Richard Hunt as Scooter, Gladys, Statler, Janice and Pig
Dave Goelz as Gonzo and Alfredo the Mop Dancer
Louise Gold as Annie Sue
Steve Whitmire as Security Guard and Fletcher Bird (Voice and Close-up Puppetry)
Graham Fletcher as Fletcher Bird

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